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Table 2 Background characteristics as reported on measurement T0 of attendees of information meetings (April – August 2016) who filled in questionnaires T0 (n = 154), T1 (n = 145) and T2(n = 90)

From: Information meetings on end-of-life care for older people by the general practitioner to stimulate advance care planning: a pre-post evaluation study

  Before the start of the meetinga
n = 154b
Immediately after meeting
n = 145c
6 Month after meeting
n = 90d
  n % n % n %
Female 93 61 84 59 51 59
Age, mean (range) 79.6 (57–91) 79.5 (57–91) 79.4 (66–89)
Educational level
 - Low 72 51 68 50 40 49
 - Middle 36 25 35 26 18 22
 - High 34 24 33 24 23 28
Perceived health
 - Very good 11 7 11 8 6 7
 - Good 115 77 110 78 65 78
 - Less than good 24 16 20 14 12 15
Perceived quality of life
 - Very good 30 20 29 20 18 21
 - Good 107 71 100 70 61 73
 - Less than good 13 9 13 9 5 6
Diseases (self reported)
 No 43 30 41 30 21 26
 Yes, namely 102 70 95 70 60 74
  - Cancer 11 8 9 7 6 7
  - Rheumatism 28 19 26 19 20 25
  - Lung disease 17 12 17 13 9 11
  - Diabetes 31 21 27 20 18 22
  - Heart disease 40 28 37 27 25 31
  - (Consequences of) stroke 8 6 8 6 4 5
  - Dementia 1 1 1 1 0 0
  - Other 14 10 12 9 4 5
  1. a The background characteristics as reported in this table were all from measurement T0 (so be aware, that for example the reported health care status in column 3 is from 6 months earlier)
  2. b missing observations T0: sex 2; age 2; education 12; health status and quality of life 4; diseases 9
  3. c missing observations T1: sex 2; age 2; education 9; health status 4; quality of life 3; diseases 9
  4. d missing observations T2: sex 4; age 4; education 9; health status 7; quality of life 6; diseases 9